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Story #2996

As a user, zypper can be used instead of yum

Added by sbernhard 25 days ago. Updated 25 days ago.

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Description

Use zypper library instead of yum to install / update / remove software on SUSE based distributions.

The zypper library transactions are running within a separate process as the zypper application would otherwise be blocked as long as the gofer process is running. Looks like that this is a issue in zypper / python swig implementation. Answer from zypper development mailing list:

Older libzypp versions are not able to drop the lock at runtime.
(and they also don't have 'zypp.ZYppFactory_instance().haveZYpp()'
to test whether the instance is present.)

On older distros you need to run zypp in a separate process,
so libzypp gets unloaded and releases the lock.

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#1 Updated by sbernhard 25 days ago

#2 Updated by ttereshc 25 days ago

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#3 Updated by ttereshc 25 days ago

  • Subject changed from Use zypper instead of yum to As a user, zypper can be used instead of yum

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